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Best Educational Programs: RAILWAY ROLLING STOCK

RUSSIAN UNIVERSITY OF TRANSPORT (MIIT)

Institute of Transport Engineering and Control Systems

Specialist’s program

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BESTEMIANOV, Petr Filimonovich

Director

 


Awards and achievements of the educational program. The program is a frequent winner of the contest “100 Best Educational Programs of Modern Russia.” The scientists engaged in the educational program implementation are grant holders of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

Russian University of Transport offers some other best educational programs in the field of Transportation:

OVERLAND TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY - Specialist’s program

RAILWAY TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS - Specialist’s program

RAILWAY OPERATION - Specialist’s program

TECHNOLOGY OF TRANSPORT PROCESSES - Bachelor’s program

Teaching staff. Most of the teachers of the departments implementing the educational program have academic degrees and titles. Young teachers are constantly joining the staff. A number of the most prominent scientists are members of national and foreign electrical engineering and transport academies. Many teachers are members of industry-specific research and development boards, editorial boards of Russian and foreign journals. The leading professors are members of dissertation boards for conferment of academic degrees.

University partners within the educational program. Partners include higher education institutions of Europe, leading enterprises of Russia, Germany, France, the USA, Sweden, Poland (Siemens, Alstom, Timken, Rafamet, Kamax, etc.)

Students’ and alumni’s achievements. Students’ graduation projects annually become winners and prize winners of olympiads.

Alumni are employed at the Russian Railways company, underground railway companies, locomotive, carriage building and repair plants, aerospace enterprises, industry-specific transport institutes. Young specialists are employed at enterprises jointly established with European partners such as Siemens, Bombardier, Alstom.

Facilities and resources. The degree-granting departments have state-of-the-art technical equipment with software and audio-visual aids to support the educational process. The laboratories are equipped with a machine tool population, a great number of full-scale specimens of rolling stock nodes and mechanisms, many laboratory benches are unique and tailor-made and produced by or with the active direct participation of teachers, employers, postgraduates, and students of the departments. Non-resident students are accommodated in a dormitory.

Students take an active part in research activities of the department, in sports and cultural life of the university.

Opportunities for students. Students undertake an educational internship and work placement at railway transport and metro enterprises, machine building and repair plants, operational depots, research institutes. Students can undertake their study placement abroad at educational institutions of Germany, Austria, and China. In summer students participate in construction brigades engaged in construction and operation of transportation facilities.

Employment prospects. Railway engineer.